For the suede, go to your local Joanne's fabric store and find "ultra suede." Its a synthetic suede used in making jackets an such.
You can buy as little as an eighth of a yard in assorted colors.
One thing I use it for is to cut out a little fish pattern, paint some gills and an eye on it, tie it to the hook by the nose and voila, instant wounded baitfish.
I use it when I see baitfish jumping on the surface. The bass, trout, or stripers can't resist a wounded one floating on the surface.